Canada’s AgileBits, the developers of popular password manager, 1Password, have shown off one of Apple’s new APIs in iOS 12.
Apple announced in iOS 12 developers would gain access to a new API called Password Manager, which will let users “access passwords stored in third-party password managers directly from the QuickType bar in apps and in Safari (requires third-party adoption).”
The 1Password team was quick to adopt this new API and showed off just how well it works in iOS 12, with a video on Twitter, seen below:
— 1Password (@1Password) June 5, 2018
Normally, when you’re visiting a website in Safari and need to log in with credentials via 1Password, you need to tap the Share sheet icon, tap 1Password and then tap your login. But now, with this new Password Manager API, your third-party password app just shows up in Safari and only needs authentication via Face ID or Touch ID, saving time.
In iOS 12, Apple will also allow easy sharing of passwords between iOS devices and also to a Mac and to an Apple TV. Also coming is security code AutoFill, which automatically fills in one-time passcodes received via text messages.
1Password is always quick to adopt new APIs in iOS. Last year, the team quickly showed off how Face ID would work with the app on iPhone X, ahead of the latter’s launch in the fall.